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capitol hill as former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords testified at a hearing on gun control. ktvu's scott mcfarlen reports. . >> reporter: several hundred people were here today but it was silent at the very start. >> reporter: when gabrielle giffords walked into the room. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> reporter: congress is considering new gun laws but there is little consensus, the head of the nra said washington better enforce gun laws already on the books. >> violent felons, gang members and drug dealers with guns and the mentally ill are not being prosecuted and that is unacceptable. >> the democrat senators. >> we can't have a totally armed society. >> reporter: talked about better background checks. gabrielle giffords' husband did too. >> my wife would not be sitting here today if we had stronger background checks. >> reporter: his brother was shot and killed in 2003. he wants to reduce violence but little sign of agreement on how to do so. >> up hill battle. fight, fight, fight. we got to keep pushing forward. >> reporter
gabrielle giffords returned to capitol hill today with her emotional plea to end gun violence. >>> hundreds of motorcycles stopped traffic today so a biker can pop the question right in the middle of a highway. >>> but we begin with a weather alert. a wicked line of storms with a dangerous history is moving into our area. >>> good afternoon i'm pat lawsing muse. >> and i'm jim handly. the storms have already proved deadly and destructiv take a look at this video of massive damage. >> this is part of a storm system that spawned nearly 500 severe weather reports over the past 24 hours, including 14 possible tornadoes. right now, the same sim is headed our way. storm team 4 has been tracking it for days, our team coverage begins with meteorologist veronica johnson. what's the time line? >> the next six to seven more hours. we have quite a ways to go. you can see on radar, there's the storms down south, part of the same weather system headed even. we're on the leading edge of some of those heavy rains and the high winds too. you can see around columbia, gaithersburg, through montg
>> welcome back. the time is 6:08 a.m.. former u.s. rep gabrielle giffords will be a surprise witness at today's senate judiciary hearing on how to curb gun violence. gil first, who suffer is of fear head wound and a 2011 shooting that killed six people and wounded 12 others, is not expected to answer a question that today's session. her husband, mark kelly, is already scheduled to appear before the panel. the couple has formed a political action group called americans for responsible solutions, and that promoting gun restrictions. also testifying today will be wayne lapierre, executive vice president of the national rifle association. >> after a one day palls on monday. stocks rallied a get on tuesday. the doubt is moving closer to the $14 and dollar mark. drug maker pfizer, one of the dow's 30 stocks helped with the search with help from a drug maker pfizer, the dollar is moving closer to 14,000. the s&p 500 gained eight points, while the nasdaq fell less than a point. watching research in motion. along a delay of blackberry attend lunches today. is it too little too late? or will t
congresswoman gabrielle giffords shows up to talk to lawmakers about gun violence as senators hear testimony on both sides of that heated issue. we don't usually talk about tornadoes in january, but some wicked weather moving through parts of the country. we'll take you to the hardest hit areas. also the case of boeing's bad a batteries, we will tell you what federal investigators are looking at now, asking the airplane maker for in light of the new problems with the 787 dreamliners. all of that and brick break as thbreaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. uma: dramatic testimony on capitol hill. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords speaking out against gun violence as the head of the nra called for better enforcement of gun laws already on the books. welcome to a brand-new hour of "happening now." i'm uma pemmaraju in for jenna lee. jon: welcome, i'm jon skofplt scott. gabrielle giffords who survived a gunshot to the head appearing at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since the deadly school shooting in connecticut. she galvanized the room with
on "world news now" -- dramatic demand. gunshot survivor gabrielle giffords returns to capitol hill with a straight forward message. >> she is taking aim at her former colleagues pleading for tougher gun control laws. it is thursday, january 31st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, our waning hours together here, sunshine. and end of january already. last day of the month. the 1st, tomorrow, moving fast. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm telling people that now, good morning. i'm sitting next to you. >> keep it casual. good morning. >> i'm sunny hostin. we'll get reaction to gifford's comments from capitol hill. then another shooting victim nearly killed by the taliban because she wanted an education. she faces a critical stage of her recovery. what doctors are doing next to help a geirl who has become an inspiration. >> they tried to kill her, had the opposite effect. made her and her message stronger. >> a hero now. >> can't wait to bring you the story coming up in a minute. >>> the young man who made headlines by squatting in a multimillio
the connecticut school shooting. we just found out former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will testify at this hearing. coming up at 7:15, the position the national rifle association says it will take when they testify this morning. >>> 7:08. we want to check in with sal once again for an update on some of the serious accidents in the bay area. >> yeah. eastbound 580 a deadly crash at north greenville road happened about an hour ago now. the car was fully engulfed in flames here. i apologize, we're losing our chopper picture. let's show you a map. it's eastbound 580 at north greenville load. but the traffic is going to -- road. but the traffic is going to be slow. just about five miles west, there is a motorcycle crash on 580 westbound right near hacienda, almost at 680 that's causing another big traffic. ja. it's very, very slow. let's go to the commute here at the toll plaza. gonna see slow traffic there. no major problems as you come through. we have a crash on eastbound 92. if we can go back to the maps. this is a crash eastbound 92 in san mateo. that traffic is gonna be slow there
is on assignment. the shooting comes as congresswoman gabrielle giffords is testifying about gun violence, today, on capitol hill she was a mass shooting victim herself the first to testify before the senate judiciary committee this morning in washington, dc. her speech is impaired as being shot in the head two years ago. she spoke slowly and made some plea. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the head of the national rifle association will testified >> law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of december ranged criminals or do we believe that government should dick eight what we can lawfully own and use to protect our families. >> the senate judiciary committee hearing is the first on gun control since the massacre in newtown. >> investigators are testing bones in a decades old case of a missing child in san francisco. we broke that story yesterday. kevin collins disappeared in february of 1984 and last seen at a bus stop in the haight-ashbury. amy joins us from the home that was searched by cadaver dogs. >> people say it has been painful
congresswoman gabrielle giffords. things got heated when wayne lapierre of the national rifle association took the hot seat. >> so you do not support mandatory background checks in all instances? >> we do not because the fact is that it is a failure the way that it is working. >> pam: the nra suggests putting armed guards in every school, something critics say doesn't address the problem of gun violence. some lawmakers want tougher background checks and a crackdown on gun purchases the president's task force against gun violence is going even further. pushing for a ban on semi-automatic rifles and assault-type weapons. a shooting in chicago kills a teenage girl who performed at president obama's inauguration. 15-year-old hadia pendleton was shot in the back. while at a park with friends yesterday. police say, the suspect is another teenager who allegedly started shooting at the group. a search is underway. hadia was a majorette in her school's band, and traveled to washington d-c earlier this month to perform at the presidential inaguration. >> nasa has launched a new communication satellite t
altos, and antioch, and petaluma this is abc7 news. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords is expected to testify at the first congressional hearing since the president launched his gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is also scheduled to testify before the senate judiciary committee today as is gabrielle giffords' husband, retired international mark kelly. the c.e.o. says law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for sick killers. all are urged to attend the hearing. >> c.h.p. investigators are closer to identifying the drives involved in a dangerous sideshow in the middle of interstate 880 over the weekend at 4:00 p.m. on saturday involving half a dozen vehicles near the oakland colisieum. an anonymous caller who gave crucial information to the c.h.p. spoke exclusively with abc7 news. he says he saw the postings on facebook implicating the drivers. >> they were posted on the internet and someone posted it and i saw it, a comment, saying that they knew someone in the video. >> the videos were uploaded to youtube so it was easy for the detectives to trac
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." on the other side of the debate astronaut mark kelly, whose wife former congresswoman gabrielle giffords was badly injured in the tucson shooting in 2011. gun owner himself, kelly will argue today that assault weapons like the one that was used to wound his wife and kill six others don't belong on the streets. the politics of gun safety are complicated on capitol hill. even some of the most liberal senators are supporters of gun rights, including senator patrick leahy of vermont, who will be chairing thood's inging today's hearing. harry reid was noncommittal when asked of what he thought was an assault weapons ban introduced by his colleague, dianne feinstein. >> she believes in it fervently and i admire her for that. i'll take a look at that. >> reporter: any moves to restrict gun ownership will be met with fierce opposition from the right. >> gun violence is not a disease, and lawful gun ownership is not a disease. it is a constitutionally protected individual right. >> reporter: gun laws in the district of columbia are pretty strict but a pair of republican se
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, former arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, was a victim of a mass shooting. n.r.a. c.e.o. saw law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for the acts of violence. the n.r.a. and mark kelly sent e-mails to supporters urging them to attend the hearing today. >> c.h.p. is getting closer in identifying the drivers involved in a dangerous side show in the middle of interstate 880 over the weekend. the crazy stunt could have had deadly consequences. we have the latest on the investigation and the emergency calls that came in during the incident. >> my god. my god. the c.h.p. is getting abundance of information leading to the drivers involved in this sideshow that happened saturday afternoon around 4:00 right in the middle of northbound 880 in oakland. >> someone posted this on the internet and i saw it, i saw a comment saying they knew someone in the video. >> caller who gave crucial information to the c.h.p. spoke exclusively to abc7 news saying he saw postings on facebook implicated the drivers. the c.h.p. also released 9-1-1 calls from people who witnessed this. >> everyone on the
woman gabrielle gifford who's made a dramatic appeal today on gun control. she and her husband, mark cell yes met with president obama today. giffords told congress tod65r at now. >> gun safety advocates and the national rifle association squared off on this issue. mark? >> the senate is considering and today, both sides ofk(x the debate were represented at that hearing. first, gabby giffords in a senate hearing the appearance was brief but powerful. >> speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. v congress woman shot in the head two years ago, made an appeal for action. >> too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> the murder of 20 school;xÑ children reignited the debate, today, in what will be a long battle over efforts to strengthen background checks on purchases and renew a ban on assault weapons. and told senators background checks would be a waste of time and money. >>zyn: you'll create an enormos federal bureaucracy, unfunded. they'll have to go through it. >> saying criminals won't go through background check autos criminals wo
of weapons. cbs reporter danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: former congresswoman gabrielle giffords arrived as an unscheduled witness to the first senate hearing on gun violence since the mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school. >> the time is now. you must act. >> reporter: she was nearly killed in a tucson shooting in 2011 and came to capitol hill with her husband, retired astronaut mark kelly, to push for tighter gun restrictions. members of the senate judiciary committee are discussing an assault weapons ban and strengthening background checks. >> i go through background checks. i expect everyone else, too. >> reporter: the nra executive violent wayne lapierre is representing gun owners at the hearing. >> background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. >> reporter: while gun control is getting new attention here on capitol hill, getting laws passed is an uphill battle. republicans and democrats are strong gun rights supporters. >> the 1994 assault weapons ban did not stop columbine. th
the newtown school shooting. kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom. we are hearing gabrielle giffords will be a witness this morning. >> reporter: giffords is expected to give an opening statement but she won't be taking questions from the senate panel. several gun safety advocates are testifying today including giffords husband mark kelly. in the two years since she was shot in the head, the two have pushed for tighter gun controls and they are getting help from california senator dianne feinstein she just introduced an assault weapons ban last week and expected to have a lot to say to the nra executive director. wayne lapierre is testifying before the senate. >> he makes his claim that everybody is entitled to these weapons. my view everybody is seattleed to -- is entitled to be safe. >> reporter: what the group executive director is saying when i meet with you next. >>> also this morning two conservative action groups are holding a news conference outside of senator dianne feinstein's san francisco office. to oppose her assault weapons ban. the western representation pack
congressman gabrielle gifford, are facing off at the year's first senate hearing on curbing gun violence. today's senate judiciary committee hearing comes less than two months after the massacre of 21st graders and six adults at sandy hook elementary school in new town, conn. >> the shooting rampage has revived the debate over restricted firearms, including proposals by president barack obamas to require background checks on all gun sales and ban assault weapons. >> off in prepared testimony, in are a executive vice president wayne lapierre says he favors steps like boasting school security and enforcing existing gun laws. >> testify for some curbs will be retired astronaut mark kelly, gifford tuscan. gifford is a democrat and a gun owner. >> now to the latest on superbowl 47. in about an hour from now coach harbaugh will hold a press conference. we take some of the live in you could watch the entire thing on our 24/7 bay area news channel, comcast 193. >> here you can see the players with coach jim harbaugh gathering together for their team photo in new orleans yesterday. harbaugh took
murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. aurora, july 2012, it 12 murdered. on december 14th, 2012, tragedy struck again, killing 20 children and 6 educators in newtown, connecticut. an act that still remains incomprehensible to all of us. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, -- destroying our communities, our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew why their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 p
in washington, d.c., before a senate jew diudiciary committee. >> former congresswoman gabrielga gabrielle giffords argued for univer universal background checks on gun buyers, a ban on assault weapons and limits on high-compa high-capacity magazines. the national rifle association and supporters propose any type of new legislation but giffords pleaded for action now. >> you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> the debate on gun control will be back on the spotlight on monday when president obama heads to minneapolis for his first trip outside washington to pitch his proposal on reducing gun violence. >> she is making a list in the south bay and it's a list you don't want to be on. the sheriff in santa clara county says she has a list of people who own guns illegally. nbc bay area's damian trujillo has details and joins us live with reaction from the sheriffs. very interesting, damian. >> reporter: in fact, in some cases the sheriff has already taken action on some of these cases. this is called the armed and prohibited list and there are several hundred peop
. we must do something. >> former congress woman and gun violence victim gabrielle giffords making an appeal to congress today to do something to curb gun violence across the country. the appeal is underscored by today's workplace shooting in phoenix just a couple of hours down the road from where she was shot in tucson. one person is dead in phoenix, four others hurt. the gunman is identified as a 70-year-old man who police say got into a dispute with someone in the building and then opened fire. he is still on the loose. >>> in the meantime, members of congress met with city officials in san francisco today to talk about gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews listened in on the meeting. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi began by saying it is time for members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. measure up and we cannot the accept anything less than success. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks. lik
are dying. too many children. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords speaking about gun control on capitol hill. now, she was the high-profile victim of a 2011 gun rampage in tucson, arizona. giffords addressed lawmakers some six weeks after of the newtown, connecticut school shooting. congress is now beginning to examine the issue of gun violence. >>> after nearly three decades in congress, massachusetts senator john kerry has just one day left and yesterday, he bid his colleagues good-bye in an emotional farewell address from the chamber floor. >> standing here at this desk that once belonged belonged -- at this desk that once belonged to president kennedy and to ted kennedy, i can't help but be reminded that evening our nation's leaders and all the rest of us are merely temporary workers. >> kerry will take over ads sex of state tomorrow when hillary clinton resigns. massachusetts governor duval patrick has pick hid former chief of staff, william cohen, to fill serrie's seat until a special election this summer. with cohen's apparentment, there are now two familiar senators s
gabrielle giffords in the first in a series of gun control hearings by the senate judiciary committee. this morning, as we go through the papers, we want to hear from you. your views on guns in america, whether they have changed since the newtown, connecticut, shootings? 202 is the area code. you can also contact us via social media. you can leave comments at twitter. continue the conversation on facebook. and send us an e-mail. of thethe front page washington times this morning -- in the center is the president of the national rifle association and wayne lapierre on your right. in the york post this morning is a juxtaposed -- are these juxtaposed photographs. wayne lapierre and gabrielle giffords shown. and in the new york daily news, the same photographs. on our facebook page, lots of comments already on this issue. honey says -- those are some of the comments on our facebook page, where there is also a poll on whether your views on gun control and changed since the newtown shootings. executive vice president of the eight nra wayne lapierre at yesterday's. [video clip] >> it's an ho
. thank you. >> former representative gabrielle giffords who was shot in tucson in 2011 there leading off the senate judicial committee there with her husband. we are going to show all of it to you in just a bit here on c-span and again tonight at 8:00 eastern. gabrielle giffords and her husband are reportedly going to see president obama this afternoon for a private meeting at the white house. >> jim is in florida and he's on our democrats line. >> caller: actually that's republican. host: my fault, go ahead, jim. >> i'm actually a decorated combat veteran. i do agree with having arms of course. one of the problems i'm seeing is these background checks they are talking about doing. i think that's a good idea. however, getting the ones sold individually, it's going to be a big problem because you are talking about an added expense. where are they going to have the background check done. i was in the pawn business and we did a background check. part of what they are trying to address they aren't addressing fully which the government is very guilty of. one of the other callers said somethin
's a check of traffic. back to you. >>> an emotional plea from former congresswoman gabrielle giffords yesterday for action on gun violence. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying, too many children. >> giffords appeared before the senate judiciary committee which is holing the first hearings on gun control since newtown, connecticut's shooting. the "washington post" says giffords' speech therapy wrote the statement and it took a tremendous amount of practice for her to read it yesterday. >>> some dangerous winds and tornadoes ripped through four southeastern states. the tornadoes causing major damage in adairsville, georgia. you can see the funnel cloud barreling through the downtown area. mighty scary. it flipped cars, demolishing homes. at least one person is dead in that town. same storm system is blamed for another death in tennessee. storm has passed but temperatures are expected to drop in the southeast today. >>> here's what happens when somebody bets against the ravens. our game day wager with the cbs station in baltimor
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that laws cshould not dictate how we protect our families. >> we also saw former rep gabrielle gifford making an unexpected appearance in front of the panel. she arrived with her husband. she was not a scheduled guest. her husband mark kelly was on the docket to speak. >> we will have sound bites from her later on. >> more on the superbowl we are hearing from 49ers coach jim harbaugh and colin kaepernick. harbaugh took time out to praise his brother who whe will face off against in the super bowl. >> he is very talented. i said many times if i am have the coach he is. i might be being generous because i have less than half the experience he has less than half the playoff experience and wins. we know the task ahead of us. >> the 49ers are still the three and have a favorite. stay with kron 4 with continuing coverage on air and on line. >> for any superbowl information check out www.kron4.com. as well as our facebook and twitter feeds. as we know you'll be watching the game but be sure to flip to kron 4 right after four full superbowl 47 post-game coverage. that start at 7. >> it is sunn
reform efforts. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who was shot in had a constituent event two years ago, testified before the senate judiciary committee on preventing future gun violence. her husband, mark kelly, an nra ceo wayne lapierre also testified. this hearing is just under four hours. [no audio] >> we have more than 200 people here today and hundreds more watching on our committee web cast. i expect everybody in this room to be respectful of the senators and the witnesses speaking about this very serious subject. i do not want applause for or against any position. the capitol police have been notified to remove any audience interference in an effort to have orderly conduct for that. that is a warning i give the many hearings. we will hear a lot of perspective on gun violence. i will give opening statements. but we have a former member of congress here, gaby giffords who will give a brief message and believed and captain kelly, thank you for your help in bringing your wife here. ms. giffords - >> ok. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important convers
kelly, the husband of deborah different -- gabrielle gifford will be there. also the national rifle association ceo will be there, live tomorrow morning at 10:00 on c-span. >> all of us worked hard for our cause is way before we got to the white house. the white house just was an enormous push up. i think the ladies would agree that the day before you are married to the president-elect, nobody gives a darn what you say. the day after he is the president-elect, people think you are brilliant and your cause is very good. [laughter] that helps. [applause] >> the new original series," it is produced with the white house historical association, season one begins president's day, february 18, at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> 3 of the moderators of the 2012 presidential and vice- presidential debate spoke last night in washington. they talked about how they prepared and how twitter and social media influence to the debate and how they thought the candidates performed, from the national press club, this is one hour, 20 minutes. [applause] national press corps and the kalb report. most would agree f
, january 2011, six murdered, 12 wounded, including gabrielle giffords. , july 2012, it 12 murdered. -- r. rhorer, july 2014, at 12 murdered. 12aurora, july 2012, murdered. mayors have expressed shock at mass shootings, even more frequently, many of us must cope with gun violence that occurs on the streets of our cities today after day after day after day. weapons of mass destruction are destroyed and their communities, at our streets, and families. i was sworn in in january of 2008 to my first term. on may 3, 2008, philadelphia police officer was killed with the naked -- with an ak-47. tell his wife michelle and their children why any civilian needs one of those weapons to be out on the streets of our cities. tell any mother or father or sister or brother or niece or nephew wide their family member is no longer with us because of those kinds of weapons. handguns with high-capacity magazines. why does anyone need one of those? this death and destruction must end right now. every day in america, 282 people are shots, 86 of them die, and 32 of them are murdered. every day, 50 children are s
there was a tragedy in arizona where one of our own, gabrielle giffords was shot point-blank in that faith and others were killed in the same location. even that incident did not move us to act. what does that take? twenty children from newtown connecticut and six others to show an extraordinary courage to save and protect those children, the image of those children that each and everyone said that could be my grandson or granddaughter and it made a difference. the tipping point* of this national conversation. i won't forget when dick clement fall and chris murphy came back to tell us first and what they thought it new town netiquette. he talked about standing in the building with the parents as they brought the children out of the school in the parents would rushed to grab there babies building they were safe but at the end of the day there were 20 parents standing alone. what will be do about it? what can we do? we can only do as much as the american people help us. we need their support. silence cannot win. they have to speak out. in the month after new town where 26 lives were lost to the automat
gabrielle giffords will testify today at the senate judiciary hearing on gun violence, we'll obviously talk to senator box bertha among other things. senator feinstein said the time has come to change course and make people safe. in a completely unrelated story dick cheney turns 72 today. [ applause ] he shooting his friend in the face if you recall that incident. he's a responsible gun owner i'm told. >> he gave an interview to somebody yesterday or the day before on gun safety. >> stephanie: did he? >> he did. >> stephanie: that goes in the isn't that ironic file. ♪ isn't it ironic ♪ >> stephanie: if you recall, the interesting thing about that is fairly -- seems fairly obvious, allegedly that he was -- what's the word chris? >> drunk. [ applause ] >> stephanie: at the time. did not talk to police until the next day. he made his friend go out and apologize -- for getting his face in the way of the gun. >> as you do. whittington was the friend's name. i remember that. >> stephanie: hello. kim, you're on the radio. thank god. kim in vermont. >> caller: that's my little girls in the back
shooting. gabrielle giffords suffered a serious lead injury, she delivered an opening statement. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> giffords flanked by her husband is pushing for universal background checks and limiting the capacity of gun clips. >>> the other big story this morning, that massive storm system stretching from the gulf coast to ohio. at least 300 reports of storm damage across the stone. one death reported in tennessee. at least 20 homes on one road in southern indiana are badly damaged. three tornados have reported. in arkansas. >>> one reason for the slow growth major cuts in defense spending. >>> another story breaking overnight. the tense hostage standoff in alabama. a man holding a 6-year-old boy inside a bunker underground. police say he took the child off a school bus tuesday, after fatally shooting the bus driver. the suspect, reportedly has a history of mental problems. >>> and finally, wow, the definition of american heroism. former soldier brendan marrocco made a point of wheeling himse
kirsten gillibrand discusses bipartisan safety legislation. later, former representative gabrielle giffords on gun violence. >> on thursday, a hearing on u.s. workers and retirement savings. live coverage from the senate health education and labor and pynchon's committee. that is live thursday at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> we are the best country in the world. what a marvelously stupid thing to say. of all the countries in the world, pretty good. what we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and once we have to assert it all of this time? what does it mean to other people? american products go around the world, so you are observed by people in every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> randall robinson, taking your calls, e-mail, facebook comments, and tweets. sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span2. >> president obama is set to deliver the state of the union. a discussion on how foreign policy and national security issues will be handled in the president's second term. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> good after
, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> superstorm sandy, help is on the way across the northeast. the president has signed into law a $50 billion measure to allocate funding for the recovery effort. it took congress three months to give the bill the green light. >>> how did nick wallenda cross the road? on a wire about 250 feet suspended above it. here is the bird's-eye view. if that doesn't make you nauseous, taken from a camera hooked to his balancing pole. some 12,000 people came out to watch the death-defying stunt. no tether, no net, matt, savannah and al. pretty scary stuff. >> would he have had to have a camera on the other side of the pole to make that balanced ? >> i was wondering about that. >> natalie, thank you very much. you're back with the local forecast in. >> that's right. first we want to tell you about this cold air that's coming. we saw records broken up and down the east coast, chicago up to 63. 81 in new orleans. laredo, 94. today, big changes. we're looking at 74 for a high in charlotte, d.c., 70. cleveland will see a high of 63. behind that s
kelly, the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will thereby to support new gun control rules. and we hear now that giffords herself may speak at the beginning of that hearing. >>> developing story out of alabama. police trying to negotiate with a gunman who is holding a six-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker. it all started at 4:00 p.m. yesterday in midland city. the 65-year-old suspect boarded a school bus, shot the driver, and grabbed a boy. >> he started telling him he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him. then he shot the bus driver and the driver's foot was gas and we went backwards and everybody started screaming and then the bus driver was still there and we just all got off the bus and went to a neighbor's house. >> gretchen: unfortunately the bus driver did die. swat team members still on the scene of that house. they've been communicating with the gunman. we're told the child needs medication and the suspect has allowed police to provide it. >>> check out this brand-new high-tech cargo airship being developed by the departme
kelly, the husband of wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> help is on the way for victims of superstorm sandy across the northeast. the president has signed into law a $50.5 billion measure to allocate funding for the recovery effort. it took congress three months to give the bill the green light. >>> how did nick wallenda cross the road? take a look. on a wire about 200 feet above it. here is the bird's-eye view. it's taken from a camera hooked on to his balancing pole. it may make you nauseous. some 12,000 people came out to watch the death-defying stunt. no tether, no net, matt, savannah and al. it is 7:11. >> i'm dizzy just watching it. >> he had cameras on both ends of the pole. >> mr. roker, back with more of a check on the weather. >> the west coast for our friends watching live. for the most part, not a bad day out there. tucson, 56. 34 and snow showers in salt lake. billings 34. 48 in seattle. look for a cloudy day down in san diego. temperatures of 65 degrees. eugene looking at 48 degrees. rest of the country, we are expecting to see more snow showers in the rock
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